Synopsis: In the harsh, wintry woods of rural Quebec, Bruce (Thomas Haden Church), a down-on-his-luck snowplow operator, accidentally kills a man during a drunken night joyride. Stricken with panic, he hides the body and takes to the deep wilderness in hopes of outrunning both the authorities and his own conscience. But as both begin to close in, Bruce falls apart mentally and morally and mysteries unravel to reveal who he was before the accident, the truth behind his victim, and the circumstances that brought them together in a single moment.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Production: Oscilloscope Pictures
  2 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min


[ Man's voice ]

You know what really gets to me?

I could swear to God he was smiling.

The problem is, the bastard

had nothing to smile about.


I'm on solid ground here.

[ Rumbling ]

[ Revving ]

[ Wind howling ]

[ Glass clinking ]

[ Panting ]

[ Gasping ]

[ Grunts ]

Aw, shit!

[ Exhales ]

[ Brake sets ]

[ Creaking ]

[ Wind howling ]

[ Coughing ]

[ Rhythmic thumping, faint ]

[ Exhales ]

[ Alarm beeping ]

[ Engine off ]


[ Liquid sloshing ]

[ Grunts ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Man's voice ]

I hear what you're saying,

but I'm sorry,

there's no way--

no way anyone can prove I was drunk.


Tipsy, maybe.

But, uh, drunk?

No. No, no.

[ Chuckles ]


Without proof.

Next question?

[ Groans ]


[ Wind howling ]

[ Tree creaking ]

[ Panting, Shivering ]


[ Keys jingling ]

[ Engine starts ]

[ Air blowing ]

[ Bird screeches ]

[ Bird screeches ]

[ Shovel hitting snow ]

How'd you sleep?

[ Speaking french ]

That was some real fucking

decency you did for me.

You're welcome.

- Did you eat?

- Yeah.

There's cereal, if you want some.

How 'bout I make us

a-- an omelet?

[ Chuckles ]

I'm sorry. I've only

got the cereal.

Help yourself.

[ Inhales, Exhales ]

[ Static, Tuning ]

[ Pop ]

[ Women ] Give me all your loving

And you'll set me free

[ Continues, Indistinct ]

Just give me all your loving

and you'll--

[ Engine stalls, Resumes idling ]

[ Continues ]

[ Engine off ]

[ Low rumbling ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Instrumental ]

Those things are freaky.

Yeah. My wife made 'em.

No shit.

The eyes.

Not the dolls.

No shit.

[ Woman singing, Faint ]

- You mean like a hobby?

- No, no.

She did it for a living.

Pretty good pay.

No shit.


So where's the wife?

You divorced?



Oh. My condolences.

Was she Mexican?

No. Why?

Mexicans love crafts.

Have you ever been to Mexico?

The Yucatn?


Oh, man.



[ Chuckles ]


There's three states

on the, uh, Yucatn Peninsula--

Yucatn, Campeche and Quintana Roo.

[ Exhales ]

Quintana Roo.

- Can I?

- Sure.

Quintana Roo is so nice, man.

It's-- It's, uh--

It's paradise down there.

You know, when you're hungry, there

are-- there are buffets everywhere.

Bar is always open.

They take care of you, you know?

You know, if you wanna go to

the pool, you go to the pool.

If you wanna swim in the sea, you

go and swim in the fuckin' sea.


Quintana Roo, man.

Uh, a couple of years ago, my wife

and I got some of them fake tattoos.

I even had a, uh--

[ Chuckles ]

I had a-- a butterfly

on my lower back.

[ Speaks French ]

Like a stripper.


Like a fuckin' stripper, yeah.

[ French ]

[ Crunching ]

Really tastes like chicken wing.

Bruce, I wanna ask you something,

and I hate to ask this.

But would you mind

if I crash here again tonight?

I'll be gone tomorrow.

I promise.

But I need--

You know, I need to get

my shit together, you see.

Yeah, that's cool.

Thank you.

Cheers, man.


[ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Engine starts ]

[ Shaky inhaling ]


[ Lighter flicks ]


[ Grunts ]

[ Engine cranking ]


[ Bruce's voice ]

Normally, you'd be absolutely right, sir.

This is nice.

Thousand miles from another human.

No television, no one selling me shit.

Get my head straight.

Getting some important thinking done.

Planning for the future.

I hate it here.

[ Coughing ]

[ Door rattling ]

Are you open?


Um, look.

You can sit where you want.

[ Water running ]

[ Bruce grunting ]

[ Panting ]

[ Water stops ]

Thank you.

Can I get two hamburgers,

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